9 Reasons for you to register and attend the 3rd East African Congress of Accountants.

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Well, it’s not news anymore! You’ve probably seen it on Tv, heard of it on radio, or engaged with the content on the various social media platforms. 

The 3rd East African Congress of Accountants is only days away, have you registered?

Here are 9 reasons why you should register and join us at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe from the 18 – 20 march 2020. 

Allow me to break down the nine topical discussions that accountants will deliberate on at the Congress. 

Topic 1: The keynote speechIntegration for Accelerated Economic Growth & Development. Dr Fred Muhumuza, PhD, a professor at Makerere University will dissect the congress theme and lay a foundation for the 3-day discussions.

Dr Muhumuza holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Manchester, a Masters in Economic Policy and Planning from Makerere University, and a Certificate in Development Evaluation from Carleton University and World Bank amongst other qualification. A wealth of knowledge to put the congress theme into perspective. 

Topic 2: CPA Patrick Ayota will lead deliberations on Developments in the Accountancy Profession- Emerging Competences. 

The accounting profession is continuously expanding, entering a new era with new functions within organizations and within society. The onus is the current fleet to keep evolving with the current flow. Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Blockchain technologies, big data and other influences demand we adjust the way we go about our normal routine.

Accountants today are seen as drivers of growth, mortars to sustainability, custodians of data and more. How do we mitigate the challenges that come with these ever-changing technologies? A perfect reason for you to register for #EACAO2020

Patrick Michael Ayota is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Uganda, a businessman and administrator. He is the Deputy Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund of Uganda, Gold sponsors of #EACOA2020

Topic 3: As technologies advance, Science Fiction becomes Science Faction. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence take Centre stage on the 4th Industrial Revolution. Characterized by the fusion of the digital, biological, and physical worlds, as well as the growing utilization of new technologies like cloud computing, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and advanced wireless technologies, among others. 

Sandra John Chogo, a blockchain evangelist and Auditor at the National Audit Office will lead this topical discussion. 

Topic 4: Frictionless trade across borders is integral to the growth and development of today’s global economy. Estimates suggested that cross border trade grew from $401 billion in 2016 to $994 billion in 2019. Of this growth, nearly two thirds will come from high growth markets such as Latin America and Asia. How can the East African Community get a slice of the Pie? 

The East African Community presents nationals with endless opportunities in terms of cross border trade but how can Accountants harness these opportunities? This topic will be deliberated on by two strong heads in Tanzania Revenue Authorities Assistant Lecturer-Customs CPA Ahmad Mohamed and the CEO of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda, CPA Amin Miramago. 

Topic 5: CPA Derick Nkajja of ICPAU and CPA Edwin Makori, CEO of ICPAK will take centre stage and lead the discussion on the future of the East African Community Institutes of Accountants, EACIAs. They will deliberate on how to effect the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) amongst the 5 member Professional Accountancy Bodies. 

Topic 6: Today’s work routines, personal habits are becoming death traps. How can the accountant stay in shape and size as they deliver quality service to the public? Renown nutrition expert and speaker with a passion to help people get well and lose weight using nutrition and natural medicine, Dr Paul Kasenene of WellCare Health & Wellness Clinic will take delegates through medically proven synergies of leading a better life. 

Topic 7: Good public financial management systems are important for democratic governance, macro-economic stability, effective use of resources available and poverty reduction. Good PFM systems can also help prevent corruption and foster aid effectiveness. A sound PFM system is a precondition for making it possible to effectively channel resources to service delivery like e.g. basic education and health services. Ineffective PFM systems, on the other hand, can hamper development and increase the risk of corruption. How has the journey for a fully flagged Public Financial Management worked out for Uganda? CPA Lawrence Semakula, Accountant General, Republic of Uganda will share the Uganda story on PFM reforms. 

Topic 8: Do you know what Agenda 2063 is about? The Heads of State and Governments of the African Union (AU) adopted Agenda 2063 at their 24th Ordinary Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 31 January 2015. It represents a commitment to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030 worldwide, ensuring that no one is left behind. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda was a landmark achievement, providing for a shared global vision towards sustainable development for all. 

The CEO of Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA), Mr Vickson Ncube will lead deliberations on Africa We Want giving perspective on how accountants can drive growth and development in line with the Congress theme.

Topic 9: Renown political commenter and professor at Makerere University, Prof. Mwebesa Ndebesa will deliver the last discussion of the congress with an insight into the Geopolitical forces at play in the East African Community. 

Still, looking for more reasons to register for the congress? Get in touch should you want assistance.

Mail: eacoa2020@icpau.co.ug

Telephone: 256 393 262333

Register now via http://bit.ly/eacoa2020

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